Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW

Title(s)Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #122B
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, San FranciscoPhDSociology
    Columbia University, New York CityMPHUrbanism and the Built Environment
    Columbia University, New York CityMSSWSocial Enterprise Administration
    University of California, BerkeleyBASocial Welfare
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    UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach2024Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism Leadership (IDEAL) Academy
    Gerontological Society of America2022Early Career Diversity Fellowship Award, Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance
    UCSF School of Nursing2020Distinguished Dissertation Award in Sociology
    UCSF Social & Behavioral Sciences Department2018  - 2019Carroll Estes Scholarship Award
    Wayne State University & University of Michigan2016Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) Summer Fellow
    UCSF School of Nursing2014John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence Student Scholarship Award
    Grantmakers in Aging2014Student Fellow
    UCSF Graduate Division2013Graduate Division Dean's Health Sciences Fellowship
    UCSF School of Nursing2012John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence Student Scholarship Award
    UCSF Social & Behavioral Sciences Department2012Carroll Estes Scholarship Award
    UCSF Graduate Division2012Graduate Division Dean's Health Sciences Fellowship
    Aging and Social Change Research Network2011Graduate Scholar Award
    American Society on Aging2009  - 2010New Ventures in Leadership (NVL) Fellow
    Columbia University2007John and Kathleen Gorman Public Health Humanitarian Award

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    Jarmin Yeh, PhD, MPH, MSSW, is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Health & Aging, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, in the School of Nursing at UCSF. They are a sociologist, gerontologist, and age-friendly health researcher. Their work broadly investigates social justice issues that impact the quality of life of community-dwelling older adults, people living with dementia, and caregivers. They lead the CARING (Community Action Research in Gerontology) Lab, which encompasses a portfolio of community-engaged and interdisciplinary projects that aim to advance health equity in aging. They serve as a Co-Director of the UCSF Emancipatory Sciences Lab, founded by Dr. Carroll L. Estes; are affiliate faculty with the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and UCSF Bioethics; and teach in the UCSF Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) Program. Prior to joining UCSF, Jarmin worked at The New York Academy of Medicine’s Social Work Leadership Institute, where they managed a national initiative funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation to bolster the social work workforce in aging. They serve on the board of directors for the Metta Fund, Community Living Campaign, California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics, and Head Over Heels Athletic Arts. Jarmin currently lives in San Francisco, California. A retired gymnast and former student-athlete, they still perform the occasional cartwheel.
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    C-CARERS or Centering Caregivers in Alzheimer's Research on Equity, Representation, Services and Supports
    California Department of Public Health 24-10004Jul 1, 2024 - Jun 30, 2028
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Evaluation of a New Cognitive Screening Approach in Primary Care Among Underserved Populations
    California Department of Public Health 24-10004Jul 1, 2024 - Jun 30, 2028
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Aging in SROs: Building Capacity Toward an Anti-Racist and Age-Friendly Praxis
    UCSF Resource Allocation Program Feb 1, 2024 - Jul 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The National Dementia Workforce Study
    NIH U54AG084520Sep 30, 2023 - Aug 31, 2028
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Caregivers As Partners in Care Teams (CAP-CT) Program
    U.S. Administration for Community Living 90CGPS0004-01-00Sep 30, 2023 - Sep 29, 2027
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Launching and Empowering a National Age-Friendly Health Systems Research Community
    John A. Hartford Foundation Jul 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2026
    Role: Co-Investigator
    High Road Training Partnerships Resilient Workforce Fund Program: Caregiver Resiliency Teams & Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
    Center for Caregiver Advancement Jun 1, 2023 - Mar 31, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Evaluation of California GROWs: Growing a Resilient, Outstanding Workforce in the Home and Community
    California Department of Aging Jan 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Cultivating Connections: Experiential Learning for Personal, Institutional, and Community Wellness
    UCSF Campus Life Services Dec 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
    Replicating the IHSS+ ADRD Training Project: Reducing the Social & Economic Impacts of Caregiving for Older Adults with ADRD in the IHSS System through Training
    California Department of Public Health 22-10079Nov 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    In-depth Analysis on Indiana Adult Protective Services Operational Plan
    Purdue University 20000619Jul 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Direct Care Workforce Factsheets
    California Health Care Foundation G-32279Jul 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Openhouse + OnLok Community Day Program
    On Lok May 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    California Partnership for Better Dementia Care
    Alzheimer's Los Angeles 90ADP10035-01-00Jan 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Developing an Operational Plan for California Adult Protective Services Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
    California Department of Social Services 5180-213083Oct 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR)
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 19-10092Feb 29, 2020 - Feb 28, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Reducing the Social and Economic Impacts of Caregiving for Older Adults with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) in the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) System through Training (IHSS+ ADRD Training Project)
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 18-10612Jun 28, 2019 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures in California: Current Status and Future Projections
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) May 1, 2019 - Jan 2, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (CA-PAMR)
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 17-10846Oct 2, 2018 - Feb 28, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Reimagining Age-Friendly Communities: Urban Ageing and Spatial Justice, edited by Tine Buffel, Patty Doran and Sophie Yarker. Dismantling and Rebuilding Praxis for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: Toward an Emancipatory Approach. 2024. Yeh J, Greenfield EA, Plasencia MZ. View Publication.
    2. From Root Shock to Urban Alchemy: The (Re)making of Urban Space Through the Lens of Black Older Women. Built Environment. 2024; 2(50):296–306. Versey HS, Reyes, Yeh J. View Publication.
    3. “I just can't go back”: Challenging Places for Older Americans since the COVID-19 Pandemic Onset. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health. 2024; 5:100381. Finlay J, Guzman V, Meltzer G, O'Shea B, Yeh J. View Publication.
    4. "Hate has chipped away at my sense of security": A survey study of the impacts of anti-Asian hate on the health of older Asians. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2024 May 27. Li L, Kang J, Nguyen B, Ho M, Li AT, Shih JJ, Kotwal A, Yeh J, Karliner L, Jeung R, Smith A. PMID: 38801317.
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    5. Anti-Asian Hate and the Health of Older Asian Individuals. JAMA Intern Med. 2024 May 13. Li L, Kang J, Ho M, Li AT, Shih JJ, Yeh J, Smith A. PMID: 38739380; PMCID: PMC11091815.
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    6. Handbook on Aging and Place, edited by Malcolm Cutchin and Graham D. Rowles. Aging in Third Places. 2024. Finlay J, Cannon M, Meltzer G, Yeh J. View Publication.
    7. Building Back Better: Going Big with Emancipatory Sciences. J Aging Soc Policy. 2024 May 03; 36(3):460-475. Estes CL, DiCarlo NB, Yeh JC. PMID: 36848315.
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    8. California's Direct Care Workforce: Who They Are, the Work They Do, and Why It Matters. 2023. Hunt L, Yeh J, Fix M. View Publication.
    9. Enhancing Dementia Knowledge and Self-Efficacy of In-Home Supportive Services Caregivers Through Online Training. J Appl Gerontol. 2023 04; 42(4):617-626. Yeh J, Pond B, Beld M, Garcia A, Mauricio J, Mata-Pacheco J, Eldridge C, Ross L. PMID: 36482678; PMCID: PMC9996798.
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    10. Emancipatory Visions: Using Visual Methods to Coconstruct Knowledge with Older Adults. Gerontologist. 2022 Nov 30; 62(10):1402-1408. Reyes L, Shellae Versey H, Yeh J. PMID: 35363865.
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    11. Engagement and Advocacy of Community-Based Organizations Serving Older Adults in Native American, Rural, and Homeless Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Aging Soc Policy. 2022 Oct 08; 1-13. Yeh J, Holley L, Ford CD, Guest MA. PMID: 36208458.
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    12. Entwined Oppressions: Historicizing Anti-Asian Violence in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era. Public Policy Aging Rep. 2022; 32(3):94-99. Yeh JC, Nham K, Estes CL. PMID: 35996676; PMCID: PMC9384473.
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    13. Age-Friendly for Whom? An Aperture to the Lived Experiences of Older San Franciscans. Gerontologist. 2022 01 14; 62(1):100-109. Yeh J. PMID: 34378780.
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    14. Building an advocacy model to improve the dementia-capability of health plans in California. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2021 12; 69(12):3641-3649. Hollister BA, Yeh J, Ross L, Schlesinger J, Cherry D. PMID: 34476815.
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    15. Improving End-of-Life Care for Persons Living With Dementia: Bereaved Caregivers' Observations and Recommendations. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 09; 62(3):579-586. Yeh JC, Newman J, Main R, Hunt LJ. PMID: 33556499.
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    16. Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Facts and Figures in California: Current Status and Future Projections. 2021. Ross L, Beld M, Yeh J. View Publication.
    17. Precarity, USA. Generations Today. 2021; 42(1). Estes C, Yeh J, DiCarlo N. View Publication.
    18. Community Gerontology: A Framework for Research, Policy, and Practice on Communities and Aging. Gerontologist. 2019 09 17; 59(5):803-810. Greenfield EA, Black K, Buffel T, Yeh J. PMID: 30124872.
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    19. The Gerontological Imagination: An Integrative Paradigm of Aging by K. Ferraro. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018, 224 pages. Book Review. Social Forces. 2019; soz057:1-3. Yeh J. View Publication.
    20. The Dementia Cal MediConnect Project: Improving dementia care via the California duals demonstration. Generations. 2019; SPRING(Supp 3):73-78. Hollister B, Yeh J, Ross L, Schlesinger J, Cherry D. View Publication.
    21. Generations Can Connect for Empowerment: Five Ways Forward. Aging Today. 2018; xxxix(5):1-3. Yeh J, DiCarlo N, Estes C.
    22. Contemporary Cultural Norms from the Vantage Point of a Younger Woman of Color. Generations. 2018; 41(4):97-103. Yeh J. View Publication.
    23. "I Feel Trapped": The Tension Between Personal and Structural Factors of Social Isolation and the Desire for Social Integration Among Older Residents of a High-Crime Neighborhood. Gerontologist. 2018 Jan 18; 58(1):79-88. Portacolone E, Perissinotto C, Yeh JC, Greysen SR. PMID: 28329804; PMCID: PMC5881710.
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    24. America Must Invest In Its Next Generations. Generations. 2017; 40(4):101-107. Accius J, Yeh J. View Publication.
    25. Building Inclusion: Toward an Aging- and Disability-Friendly City. Am J Public Health. 2016 11; 106(11):1947-1949. Yeh JC, Walsh J, Spensley C, Wallhagen M. PMID: 27715294; PMCID: PMC5055791.
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    26. Architecture, Materiality and Society edited by Anna-Lisa Muller and Werner Reichman. The lure of restoration: Transforming buildings and bodies for ever-longer life. 2015; 119-144. Yeh J. View Publication.
    27. 101+ Careers in Gerontology (Second Edition) by C. Joanne Grabinski. Book Review. 2015. Yeh J. View Publication.
    28. Advancing family health through the Garden of Eatin': on-site food gardens in early childhood education. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr; 105(4):625-8. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Sigal B. PMID: 25713934; PMCID: PMC4358167.
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    29. You Can't Walk or Bike Yourself Out of the Health Effects of Poverty: Active School Transport, Child Obesity, and Blind Spots in the Public Health Literature. Critical Public Health. 2014; 25(1):32-47. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Ross L, Fox P . View Publication.
    30. Exploring the Associations Between Active School Transport, Child Obesity, and Child Poverty in California. Journal of Behavioral Health. 2013; 2(1):27-34. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Ross L, Fox P. View Publication.
    31. Through their Eyes: Using Photovoice and Photo Elicitation in Research with LGBQ Older Adults. The International Journal of Aging and Society. 2012; 1(3):85-106. Yeh J. View Publication.
    32. The safe routes to school program in California: an update. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102(6):e8-11. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Fox P. PMID: 22515862; PMCID: PMC3483971.
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    33. Parental Views on Active Commuting and Choice of Mode of School Transport. Journal of Behavioral Health. 2012; 1(1):35-41. Chaufan C, Yeh J, Ross L, Fox P. View Publication.
    34. Public Markets and Community Health: An Examination. 2006. Moon JR, Kraft MK, Brown L, Yeh J. View Publication.
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